In matching wines with sweet foods it is advisable to match sweet with sweet.
There are so many sweet wines available on the market today, produced from different grape varieties from around the world, providing different levels of sweetness and acidity.

Among our favourites are the off dry (medium sweet) Rieslings produced in the Mosel Valley in Germany. Another, which has come to our attention recently, the Jack’s Canyon from Waipara, New Zealand, is an off-dry Pinot Gris. It displays wonderful aromas of tropical fruit with aromatic floral notes of honeysuckle. It is beautifully balanced with plenty of fruit on the palate and just a hint of residual sugars on the finish.

This, well chilled, will be a perfect match with the Gooey Chocolate Brownies. Jack’s Canyon, 13.5%abv, retails at €12.75 and is available from The Wine Boutique in Ringsend and other independent wine retailers.

By Dominic O’Shaughnessey